I was 10 years old. My dad (who was born in Liverpool) came upstairs and told me it had been announced on Monday Night Football that John Lennon had been shot. I hadn't been into the Beatles that long but I was pretty devastated. What a terrible day December 9, 1980 was. One thing I love about John is that he was just so damn funny. Listening to Beatles studio outtakes is like listening to Monty Python....they had a fantastic sense of humor. The "Think for Yourself" rehearsals are hysterical. Another thing of course is that he was the best rock n roll singer of all time (IMHO). RIP John. The world was/is a much better place because of you.